The 86th Texas Legislature wrapped up work Monday, passing the budget for the next two years along with comprehensive school finance and property tax reform bills in a session that focused more on getting down to business than on hot-button issues.
The 2019-20 Executive Board, from left: Melody Young, Cristal Isaacks, Cherie Bales, Albert Mosqueda, Eleanore Malone, Twila Read, Joyce McCurdy, Ann Martinez, Sherry Miller, Teresa Koehler.
2019-20 Executive Board takes office Saturday
The 2019-20 TCTA Executive Board takes office Saturday, June 1.
Albert Mosqueda of San Benito will serve as state president.
Cherie Bales of Denver City becomes immediate past president.
Twila Read of Grand Prairie is president-elect. Joining the board for the first time is
Eleanore Malone of Tyler, who will serve as Governance Committee chair.
Cristal Isaacks of Levelland returns to the board as Legislation Committee chair. Membership Committee Chair
Ann Martinez of Calhoun County and Professional Rights and Responsibilities Committee Chair
Joyce McCurdy of Wichita Falls begin their second terms in office. Other board members are
Melody Young of Sherman, Budget Committee chair;
Sherry Miller of Killeen, Curriculum and Instruction Committee chair; and
Teresa Koehler of Clear Creek, Teacher Personal Services Committee chair.
Directors in odd-numbered districts who were elected during the 2019 Convention also begin new terms on the Directors' Council.
The Texas Education Agency plans to submit an amendment to its State ESSA plan to
adjust the targets for the English Language Proficiency measure due to changes in the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System. TEA is adjusting its targeted Closing the Gaps domain to better align with TELPAS data collected in 2018 and 2019.
TEA is seeking public comment on the amendment through June 13. Comments will be included in the documents sent to the U.S. Department of Education, which must approve any ESSA plan changes.